Title:
Blogging Family-like Relations when Visiting Theme and Amusement Parks: The Use of Children in Displays Online
Author:
Anne-Li Lindgren: Child Studies, Linköping University/Child- and Youth Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden Anna Sparrman: Department of Thematic Studies, Child Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.146997
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Year:
2014
Volume:
6
Theme:

Independent Articles

Pages:
997-1013
No. of pages:
17
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2014-10-01


This paper combines sociological perspectives on family display, internet studies on family and private photography and a child studies perspective on the display of children. The paper proposes that blogging practices related to visits to theme and amusement parks in Sweden provide a new arena for people to display family-like relationships. In the different displays, adults mainly use pictures of children in the blogs to demonstrate their ability to perform family-like relationships. The paper suggests that this form of child-centred display, a visualized child-centredness, done during the park visit as well as in the blogging, is part of the construction of contemporary childhoods and what it means to be a child today and has not been theorized in earlier research on the display of family-like relations.

Keywords: Family-like relations; blog posts; visualized child-centredness; online displays; theme and amusement parks

Volume 6, Theme::

Independent Articles

, Article 55, 2014
Author:
Anne-Li Lindgren, Anna Sparrman
Title:
Blogging Family-like Relations when Visiting Theme and Amusement Parks: The Use of Children in Displays Online:
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.146997
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Citations:
  • Annika Pissin (2015). Growing Up in Mommy‚Äôs Blog. Asiascape: Digital Asia, 2(3): 213. DOI: 10.1163/22142312-12340031
  • Anna Sparrman, Tobias Samuelsson, Anne-Li Lindgre & David Cardell (2016). The ontological practices of child culture. Childhood, 23(2): 255. DOI: 10.1177/0907568215602475
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